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Queer Links from the Week: Korea University bans anti-gay discrimination, Seoul struggling to do the same, and Kinky Boots coming to Korea

Progress for sexual minorities has made way at Korea University, which has become the First Korean unviersity to ban anti-gay discrimination on campus. This trend reflects how South Koreans Are More Accepting of LGBT Community, which you can read more about in an article from The Diplomat with data showing that Koreans have become more accepting to the idea that homosexuality may be justifiable. Of course, it is a slow process.

Queer Links from the Week: Queer Kpop, Catholics and Seoul's Mayor, and False Rumors

Whether or not Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon's 'hope' for gay marriage is sincere or a political move was discussed over at the KoreaAM, and the Korea Times is calling it a pivotal test for the mayor. Various groups reacted to Park Won-soon's message.

Park Won-soon: "Legalization of Gay Marriage Reported by Foreign Press is a Misinterpretation

Sigh. Looks like Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon is backing off from a statement that hinted at a pro-gay marriage stance. Thanks for an anonymous comment for pointing me to this article. From the Hankyoreh (translated by TKQ):



Korean Fugitive Ja Hoon Ku: A Free Man in the Philippines

 

Queer Links from the Week: LGBT Anti-Discrimination Law, Transgender Prostitution in Namsan, and More

Riders-in-tandem: The Philippines’ New Evil

You have probably heard of them in the news, the Philippines’ latest “collection” of vicious miscreants riding on motorcycles. Their criminal activities know no boundaries: holdup, kidnapping, targeted killing, rape. Although news about organized crime groups using motorcycles as get-away … Continue reading

Queer Links From the Week: Being Gay in the Military, South Korea voting yes for LGBT Rights at UNHRC, and more

Queer Links from the Week


Translation: 한국 '동성애자 살기 좋은 나라' 123개국 중 69위- In Good for Gays poll, Korea ranks 69 out of 123 countries

This Yonhap News article was posted in response to a recent Gallup poll that asked people worldwide if their area was good for gay residents. Of course, this information could be easily found in English on Gallup's website, but I thought it was interesting how Yonhap was reporting it with specific comparisons to neighboring countries and other OECD nations. 

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I've gotten a bit behind on linking to queer Korea stories (went to Japan at the end of August and now trying to get my new house in Korea shipshape)... Some of these are from early August!

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